"[We] hope that everyone can see clearly the nature and intention of violent terrorist groups and support China's effort to combat terrorist activities, safeguard social order and stability, and protect people's lives and property."
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying, commenting on a video released by the Turkistan Islamic Party that claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack at a railway station in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, at a press briefing on May 14
"In China the salaries for college graduates are even lower than those of the migrant laborers and nursery-maids. This indicates that there is something wrong with our production structure. We should put more emphasis on the quality instead of quantity of the jobs we create."
Eminent economist Wu Jinglian, research fellow of the Development Research Center of the State Council
"China's status as an upper middle-income country based on its per-capita GDP doesn't mean that its resident income level is above the world average, despite a close link between the two indicators. Without proper distribution policies, there could be a deviation between them."
Su Hainan, Vice Director of China Association for Labor Studies, talking to China Economic Weekly
"The [popularity of] Chinese language and culture is growing very quickly [in America]. There is perhaps no relationship that would be more important for the future in our world than for China and the United States to begin to more deeply understand one and another."
David Coleman, President of the College Board of the United States, talking to Xinhua News Agency